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of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashion police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill lis
-selling beer in the u.s. and corona is the best-selling import. >>> and speaking of booze, the u.s. is now the largest wine market on the planet. we consume 13% of what is produced worldwide. overseas wines now account for more than one-third of the sales. the gallo winery is one of the hottest, increasing shipments faster than the rest of the industry. >> who new? >> i hope, since this is your last day on the early morning news, you'll have glass of wine or two with breakfast when you get home this morning. >> yes this is our happy hour. >> it's been a pleasure. >> like wise, like wise. >>> well, next on this friday, bomb-detecting dogs are a key part of airport security. a new study says, they don't work. >>> and a tv veteran eyes another high-profile career. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natur
. at the half, beyonce was on fire. the game was seen by millions. u.s. troops in kandahar, afghanistan, took time to watch. it's going to be awhile before people forget the power outage in the super dome. not caused by beyonce or the hair dryers for destiny's child. officials say it was an abnormality in the power system. >> you sure not the hair dryer? you sure about that? we've confirmed that? >> reporter: that's what i heard. >> that's not going to dryist. >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you for that. keep it right here. the "gma" super bowl party continue this is morning live from new orleans. you don't want to miss it. it's coming up at 7:00 in the morning. >>> following the developing story from southern california involving a deadly bus crash. at least eight people died when a tour bus hit a pickup truck on a remote highway about 80 miles east of l.a. dozens of people were taken to the hospital. the bus was apparently returns to tijuana from the big bear resort neeshl. the driver reportedly had problems with the brakes. >>> that crash comes a day after a bus carrying 42 high sc
legal trouble. this morning, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with t
to be mounted on a missile aimed directly at the u.s. north korea confirmed the test in a statement released by state media saying it was carried out to "defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of a ferocious, hostile act by the u.s." it means that north korea is closer to building a warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. the test today comes just two months after pyongyang conducted a successful long-range missile test in direct definls of u.n. security council resolutions, and the key question now is, did north korea use plutonium as they did in previous tests or highly enriched uranium? if north korea was stul in building a bomb using enrich rue yanium, it would speed up their ability to build a warhead. >> the president said it undermines the region's stability and a threat to the u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and it doesn't make north korea any more secure, which is what it's hoping for. >> they are a provocative country. get the world's attention and flex their military muscle a
about these background checks. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq wa
and poor economy. but money management skills, even when people know better. >>> u.s. airlines are doing better at delivering you and your luggage. 82% of flights arrive in 15 minutes of the schedule last year. one of the best rates in the past 25 years. and a lower percentage of bags lost than at any time in that period. but fewer planes were flying last year because of the economy. and fewer passengers were checking bags because of the much-beloved fees. >>> and apple says it's nothing wrong with its retail stores except some aren't big enough. some are moving and closing 20 of them to expand. apple is opening 30 additional stores, most outside the u.s. its 400 stores now see about 10 million people a week. and they average $50 million a year in revenue. wow. >>> and now this. join the navy and see a starbucks? there's a fully-functioning coffee shop aboard the "uss boxer." it's called the star boxer. the lattes are made just right. profits will go to the ship's morale, and recreation fund. >> starbucks on every corner. it makes sense there's one out to sea. >> what's next? to the moon
an explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suicide bomber has killed at least two people. reports a number of others have been wounded. details are coming in. >>> breaking overnight. scare in the air. an alaska airlines pilot passes out in front of passengers mid flight. >> 121 souls on board and approximately 10,000 pounds of fuel. >> the copeelt seizing control. a doctor rushing to the pilot's side. >>> absolutely i'll be singing live. this is what i was born to do. ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the >> beyonce's bold move. the superstar taking the stage in a block buster press conference. coming clean on what really happened at the inauguration. ♪ >>> and are you ready for robin? >> look that. >> this morning, a very special homecoming for robin roberts as we kick off the biggest "gma" super bowl tailgate party in new orleans. the one and only tim mcgraw, li live. it all starts right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to josh and sam down in new orleans this morning. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the first time since her bone marrow transplant. first,
. >>> from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to
in to another attack on a u.s. embassy. >> what would jesus do when it comes to tipping? we'll be right back. >>> woke up to snow this morning, probably going to wake up to more on your super sunday. details straight ahead and abc 2's most accurate forecast. >>> arundel county executive has resigned in a letter that took up half the page, leopold explained he will be stepping down immediately, saying he acknowledged errors in judgment. he was convicted this week in a misconduct trial, sentence insides march, the county's chief administrative officer will remain acting county executive. >>> police say one teenager is dead and another is seriously wounded in harford county. a neighbor was taking out the trash and heard someone
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen to this story. they were rushing to the hospital when a thief stole their van, which was being warmed up in their driveway. oh! deputies followed the van in hot pursuit, reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour until they th
in that war. the afghans themselves are now doing most of the fighting ahead of the planned u.s. pullout next year. a ground breaking trend in the ultraconservative country, female soldiers are being trained in the special forces. that country says we're going to be on our own, all hands on deck because this truly becomes an afghani issue. president obama announced that 34,000 troops will come home by this time next year, which was a faster exit. and all troops shout out of there by the end of 2014. >> that is as planned. he was clear and specific in this timeline. we've had some vague timelines in the past when it was president bush and even president obama at the beginning of his administration. so it's good to hear they're coming home and we're going top a complete whole nation with all of our troops home. >> it's weird to think in two years time, iraq and afghanistan for all intents and purposes will be over. >>> a former san diego mayor who gambled away $1 billion has acknowledged taking more than $2 million from her late husband's charity. maureen o'connor cut a deal to avoid prosecutio
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